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NBA Readies Plan

Gary Harris
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The NBA’s Board of Governors is reportedly set to approve a restart to its season that would include 22 teams playing at Disney World. The league is targeting a July 31 date to start the tournament. The league’s safety protocols will include daily testing for coronavirus – which shut down the season March 11 – in addition to limiting contact between players and Disney staff.

The NBA proposal includes: 

  • 13 teams from the Western Conference and 9 teams from the Eastern Conference. 
  • Each team would play eight regular-season games for seeding in a 16-team playoff.
  • A play-in tournament for the eighth seed, if the eight and ninth-place teams are within four games of each other.